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Originally posted by sisonek
a) why the spacesuit guy wasn't seen at the time the picture was taken?
If we go with the idea that "they" can make themselves '"invisible" to the people around them but that this "invisibility" doesn't protect them from showing up in film, it's pretty interesting that there aren't hundreds and hundreds of photos just like the cumbrian astronaut floating around out there. Either "they" are mostly staying far away from just about everyone or "they" aren't around very often; either way it's a bit unusual.
Originally posted by Quest
So the "invisibility" is not related to light or physics of light, but rather the ability to manipulate the human mind and make it unable to recognise and acknowledge images.
Although the "Spaceman" appears to be looking towards the camera, it's body position may suggest that it is facing away from the camera and what is perceived as being the face behind a visor is actually the back of someone's head.
Originally posted by Hyperen
Have anyone ever heard of 'The Cumbrian Spaceman'
I saw some of the story of it on TV a while ago.
I recently saw something about it again and I've looked on the internet but there doesn't appear to be that much about it.
On Sunday, May 24, 1964, English fireman Jim Templeton, of the Cumbrian Fire Service, in Carlisle, Cumberland, took his wife and five-year-old daughter Elizabeth on a picnic. He selected a nearby popular nature resort called the Burgh Marsh.
That day Jim noticed a feel of "electricity" in the air similar to that felt before a thunderstorm. Normally, sheep and cows would be grazing throughout the large meadow but he noticed they were all clustered together at the far end of the field as though fearful of something.
Aside from the three of them, the only other people in sight that day were two elderly women in a car about 400 yards away from their picnic spot. When Elizabeth had gathered some flowers, Jim took the above photo of his smiling daughter.
Several days later, when Jim picked his film up from the local drugstore, the owner said "It's a shame. Someone just ran into your best picture." "That's impossible," said Jim. "No one was there that afternoon." However, upon inspection, one photo of his daughter clearly revealed a tall figure standing a short distance behind the five-year-old wearing what appears to be a white space suit and helmet.
Jim showed the picture to friends, co-workers, the police and finally Kodak. No one could explain it but Kodak asked permission to use it in an advertisement offering anyone who solved the mystery a lifelong supply of free film. No one had the solution. Tampering was ruled out as well after the negative was examined and proved not to be a double-exposure or some other image manipulation.
Anyone know more about it?